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My Way of Teaching

I have designed my own very simple and easy-to-follow strategies for scoring high in each of the four modules of IELTS. My students very easily score 7+ bands.

I.      Listening:

This module forms the first part of the test and lasts for 30 minutes. After

that the candidates get 10 minutes to transfer their answers to the answer

sheet. This Module is divided into 4 sections .Sections1 and II are related to

social situations . Sections III and IV are related to academic or educational


Section I is a conversation between two speakers and section II is a


Section III is a conversation among upto four speakers and section IV is a

lecture or talk of general academic interest.


How it is taught in my class room.

This module is handled in a very systematic and exhaustive manner in my classroom.

First of all, the students are taught the fundamentals of Phonetics, covered in four lessons:

1.     Speech Sound.

2.     Word Stress.

3.     Rhythm

4.     Intonation

This gives them the foundation of listening and then they practise 72 listening tests in the classroom, which is equipped with the latest high power head phones. In one week they practice 10 listening tests. This wide exposure to various listening situations is enough to enable the students to score above 7 in this module.



The reading test of IELTS lasts for 60 minutes. The students have to answer around 40 questions in three sections of increasing difficulty level with a total of 1500 or 2500 words.

Out of 40 questions, around 35 questions are of the following three types :

1.     Summary completion.

2.     True/False/Not Given

3.     Headings

How it is taught in my classroom

Time management is the major challenge of this section. I teach my students how to divide 20 minutes of each section immaculately. It is not possible to answer correctly by merely skimming, scanning or shallow reading of the passage as indepth understanding of the text is required to attempt the questions. I teach my students the methods of speed reading as well as reading in parts as our brain can retain small pieces of information rather than grasping the big chunks of it.  The students complete 60 reading tests during their course. This not only fetches them good score but also makes them voracious readers in the long run.

General Training Reading

In this module every section needs a different handling. So I teach my students separate methods of cracking each section


Speaking :

The speaking test lasts between 11 and 14 minutes. It is divided into 3 sections.

In Section I, the candidates answer questions about themselves, their family, their job or studies, their hobbies and interests and a wide range of similar familiar topic areas. This part lasts between 4 and 5 minutes.

In section II, the candidate is given a cue card with prompts and is asked to talk on a particular topic. The candidate has the preparation time of one minute and he has to speak for two minutes.

Section III lasts for 5 to 6 minutes and the candidate is asked questions thematically related to section II, but in the broader context in terms of the people, the country and the world. The candidates are evaluated on the basis of 4 parameters.

1.     Fluency

2.     Lexical resource  and accuracy

3.     Grammatical range

4.     Pronunciation

In my classroom,  a lot of opportunity is given to each candidate to express his ideas and views on different topics of cue cards. Approximately 120 topics are covered, ranging from very simple ones like health or weekends to more challenging ones like feminism, eco-tourism, global warming etc.

Besides, 35 complete interviews are thoroughly discussed, covering every aspect in minute details.

I give individual session to each candidate to cover their personal questions of section I like job profile, native place, hobbies and interests etc.

The duration of my course of IELTS is two months and in the end of the course, every student  not only achieves fluency and accuracy in each of the four skills, but also becomes highly confident and knowledgeable, being exposed to exhaustive range of subjects in each module.

Writing (Academic)

Task 1

The candidates are given a diagram, a table, a line graph, a bar chart, a map, a flow chart or a picture. They have to present the information in their own words. They should spend about 20 minutes on task I and write not less than 150 words.

How it is taught in my classroom

I teach this task very elaborately, dwelling on each minor aspect, to be covered in

each of the four paragraphs, to be written in all. Once a complete framework is fixed in the minds of the students, they can write perfectly on any figure given.

Then 35 different graphs are discussed thoroughly and written in the classroom. These cover all the varieties, generally asked in the writing module.

Writing Task I General Training

In this task, the candidates are supposed to write a letter in 20 minutes in not less than 150 words.

I have divided this task into four paragraphs. I teach how to write each paragraph in formal language and style. Then we discuss and write 25 different letters. This enables them to handle any type of letter with ease and confidence.


Task II:

The candidates are given an essay, to be written in at least 250 words. They can spend 40 minutes on this task.

I have made this task very easy, breaking it up into 5 paragraphs and teaching step by step how to write each paragraph.

I also make the types and sub-types of an essay very clear to the students. There are basically two kinds of essays.

1.     Descriptive Essay – Type  1 and 2.

2.     Argumentative Essay – Type 1 and 2.

I also give them an exact division of 40 minutes. Once they understand which type of essay is to be written and they follow the exact demarcation of time, they are able to attempt this task accurately with the right flow and precision.

No wonder, most of my students, inspite of having a meagre background of English, are able to score above 7 bands in the writing module.

We hold extensive discussions, eliciting everyone's participation on 70 different essays, followed by the writing of each essay by the students. This not only gives them an extensive exposure to divergent subjects but also gives them an opportunity to revise the method of writing each topic.

We complete 10 essays in a week and every Monday, the essay test is conducted. I check every word of what the students write, analyzing and discussing their mistakes